The Last Five Years

Southwark Playhouse, London – 28th February – 16th March 2020
Southwark Playhouse, London – 1st to 4th November 2020
Online Worldwide Streaming – 26th – 29th November 2020 & 29th January – 14th February 2021



Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment
in association with People Entertainment Group and Edward Prophet presents



The Last Five Years returns to Southwark Playhouse after its critically acclaimed run was cut short in March. From 1st October this ★★★★★ (The Stage, WhatsOnStage) production will resume performances in a newly configured socially distanced auditorium with limited seating capacity.


Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award winning musical, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful and intimate show about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.


The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.


Now, this iconic musical returns to London in a bold new actor-musician production with the actors on stage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a four piece band.

Cathy – Molly Lynch
Jamie – Oli Higginson


Director – Jonathan O’Boyle
Musical Director and Orchestrator – George Dyer
Choreographer – Sam Spencer-Lane
Set & Costume Designer – Lee Newby
Lighting Designer – Jamie Platt
Sound Designer – Adam Fisher
Casting Director – Jane Deitch
Associate Sound Designer – James Hassett
Production Manager – Seb Cannings for Gary Beestone Events & Theatre
Marketing – Aria Entertainment
PR – Susie Safavi
Assistant Producer – Tom Ramsay for Aria Entertainment
General Manager – Chris Matanlé for Aria Entertainment
Co-Producer – People Entertainment Group
Co-Producer – Edward Prophet
Producer – Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


Writted and Composed by Jason Robert Brown
Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, USA
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

“You won’t have seen a better production of The Last Five Years…
It is the definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.”


“Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle revitalised.”
The Stage


“A terrific production. This magnificently bittersweet musical meets London’s most striking safety measures.”
Time Out


“A glorious sparkling revival, remounted for the Covid age.”
The Independent


“It’s a blast, a rollercoaster of jazz and blues and ballad and rock and vaudeville and at one point klezmer;
the most joyously exuberant, emotionally rackety return imaginable for the valiant London fringe. I loved it.”


“Musically, dramatically and conceptually superior to any revival I’ve seen.”
Broadway World